GarageBand to also be free on iOS 7 devices

Jordan O'Brien
October 21, 2013

iPhoto, iMovie, Page, Numbers and Keynote are just some of the free apps from Apple that you can get on the App Store, but they may soon be joined by yet another — GarageBand.

According to a footnote on Apple’s Built-in Apps page for the iPhone 5s, the app will soon be made free alongside the other iWork and iLife apps. The exact text that was displayed before being taken said:

GarageBand is free on the App Store for all iOS 7 compatible devices; additional GarageBand instruments and sounds are available with an in-app purchase. iPhoto, iMovie, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are free on the App Store for qualifying iOS 7 compatible devices activated on or after September 1, 2013.

If the app was to go free, it would seem that it won’t be completely free with Apple making in-app purchases available probably due to licensing fees associated with some of the sounds that Apple make available.

Source: MacRumours

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